THE 2400 Course Schedule - Fall 2015 (projected):

1 | Fri Sep 4 | Introduction and Overview

READ:

COMPLETE (in class):

UNIT ONE: BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS

2 | Tue Sep 8 | Reading the Bible as a Drama - Old Testament Spirituality 1 | Creation and Covenant Theme

READ:

  • Psalms 1 - 6 - Outline
  • Genesis 1:1 - 4:16 - Creation and the Fall
  • Genesis 12:1 - 3 - Covenant with Abraham
  • Exodus 19:1 - 6 - Covenant with Moses
  • 2 Samuel 7:1 - 17 - Covenant with David

COMPLETE:

3 | Fri Sep 11 | Reading the Bible as a Drama - Old Testament Spirituality 2 | Asceticism, Bridal Mysticism, and Mystical Vision Themes

READ:

  • Psalms 7 - 12
  • Job 1:1-2:13; 38:1-42:17 - Job and Asceticism
  • Song of Solomon 1:1-8:14 - Bridal Mysticism
  • Isaiah 6:1-13 - Isaiah's Vision of the Lord in the Temple

COMPLETE:

4 | Tue Sep 15 | Reading the Bible as a Drama - New Testament Spirituality 1 | The New of the New Testament

READ:

  • Psalms 13 - 18
  • Matthew 1:1 - 3:17 - Birth of the Savior
  • Matthew 4:1 - 5:48 - Asceticism of Jesus
  • Matthew 6:1 - 7:29 - Vision of the Father
  • Matthew 22:1 - 14; 25:1 - 13 - Marriage Feast Parable
  • Matthew 26:1 - 28:20 - Paschal Mystery

COMPLETE:

5 | Fri Sep 18 | Reading the Bible as a Drama - New Testament Spirituality 2 | The New of the New Testament | RECEIVE TAKE HOME EXAM 1

READ:

  • Psalms 19 - 24
  • Ephesians 1:1 - 6:24 - Identity in Christ
  • Revelation 1:1 – 20, 11:15 – 12:17, 19:1 – 22:21- Eschatological Vision

COMPLETE:

UNIT TWO: EARLY CHURCH FOUNDATIONS

6 | Tue Sep 22 | Quest, Encounter and Decision; God, Hidden and Universal

READ:

  • Psalms 25 - 30
  • Olivier Clément, Roots of Christian Mysticism, pgs. 7-34

COMPLETE:

7 | Fri Sep 25 | The God-Man

READ:

  • Psalms 31 - 36
  • Olivier Clément, Roots of Christian Mysticism, pgs. 35-57

COMPLETE:

8 | Tue Sep 29 | God: Unity and Difference; The Human Vocation

READ:

  • Psalms 37 - 42
  • Olivier Clément, Roots of Christian Mysticism, pgs. 58-91

COMPLETE:

9 | Fri Oct 2 | Ecclesia

READ:

  • Psalms 43 - 48
  • Olivier Clément, Roots of Christian Mysticism, pgs. 95-129

COMPLETE:

10 | Tue Oct 6 | Interior Combat; Confidence and Humility

READ:

  • Psalms 49 - 54
  • Olivier Clément, Roots of Christian Mysticism, pgs. 130-165

COMPLETE:

11 | Fri Oct 9 | Passions Transfigured; Prayer; The Glory of God Hidden in Creatures

READ:

  • Psalms 55 - 60
  • Olivier Clément, Roots of Christian Mysticism, pgs. 166-229

COMPLETE:

12 | Tue Oct 13 | Enstasy - Ecstasy

READ:

  • Psalms 61 - 66
  • Olivier Clément, Roots of Christian Mysticism, pgs. 230-269

COMPLETE:

13 | Fri Oct 16 | The Difficult Love | REVIEW FOR EXAM 2

READ:

  • Psalms 67 - 72
  • Olivier Clément, Roots of Christian Mysticism, pgs. 270-307

COMPLETE:

UNIT THREE: ORTHODOX SPIRITUALITY - PILGRIM SPIRITUALITY

14 | Tue Oct 20 | Orthodox Spirituality and the Way of the Pilgrim

READ:

  • Psalms 73 - 78
  • The Way of a Pilgrim, Foreword, Preface, Chapter 1, Appendix, pgs. 7 - 25, 176 - 194

COMPLETE:

15 | Fri Oct 23 | Orthodox Spirituality and the Way of the Pilgrim

READ:

  • Psalms 79 - 84
  • The Way of a Pilgrim, Chapter 2 - 3, pgs. 26-62

COMPLETE:

16 | Tue Oct 27 | Orthodox Spirituality and the Way of the Pilgrim

READ:

  • Psalms 85 - 90
  • The Way of a Pilgrim, Chapter 4, pgs. 63-94

COMPLETE:

17 | Fri Oct 30 | Orthodox Spirituality and the Way of the Pilgrim | REVIEW FOR TAKE HOME EXAM 3

READ:

  • Psalms 91 - 96
  • The Way of a Pilgrim, Chapter 5 - 6, pgs. 95-175

COMPLETE:

UNIT FOUR: CATHOLIC SPIRITUALITY - CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY

18 | Tue Nov 3 | Catholic Spirituality and the Seven Storey Mountain

READ:

  • Psalms 97 - 102
  • Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain, Introductions and Part One, Chapter 1, pgs. xi - 32

COMPLETE:

19 | Fri Nov 6 | Catholic Spirituality and the Seven Storey Mountain

READ:

  • Psalms 103 - 108
  • Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain, Part One, Chapter 2, pgs. 33 - 74

COMPLETE:

20 | Tue Nov 10 | Catholic Spirituality and the Seven Storey Mountain

READ:

  • Psalms 109 - 114
  • Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain, Part One, Chapter 3, pgs. 75 - 144

COMPLETE:

21 | Fri Nov 13 | Catholic Spirituality and the Seven Storey Mountain

READ:

  • Psalms 115 - 120
  • Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain, Part One, Chapter 4, pgs. 145 - 182

COMPLETE:

22 | Tue Nov 17 | Catholic Spirituality and the Seven Storey Mountain

READ:

  • Psalms 121 - 126
  • Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain, Part Two, Chapter 1, pgs. 185 - 246

COMPLETE:

23 | Fri Nov 20 | Catholic Spirituality and the Seven Storey Mountain

READ:

  • Psalms 127 - 132
  • Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain, Part Two, Chapter 2, pgs. 247 - 280

COMPLETE:

24 | Tue Nov 24 | Catholic Spirituality and the Seven Storey Mountain

READ:

  • Psalms 133 - 138
  • Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain, Part Three Chapter 1 - 2, pgs. 283 - 368

COMPLETE:

25 | Tue Dec 1 | Catholic Spirituality and the Seven Storey Mountain

READ:

  • Psalms 139 - 144
  • Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain, Part Three Chapter 3 - 4, pgs. 369 - 444

COMPLETE:

26 | Fri Dec 4 | Final Exam Review

READ:

  • Psalms 145 - 150
  • Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain, Epilogue, pgs. 445 - 462

COMPLETE:

27 | Final Exam Week | Final Cumulative Exam

Standard Section 79624: Tuesday, December 15, 10:40 - 12:40pm